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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sympathy cards

Glad blogger is back up and running!  I have a few comments deleted so I'm sorry if I never got back to you if you left me a comment.  I usually comment on everyone's blog if they've left a comment but I have no archives of the comments I received in my previous post.  :(  So sorry about that, but if you leave me a comment on this one I will definitely leave you some love on yours. :)

There was some sad news this week.  My husband's dear great grandmother passed away.  I made a bunch of sympathy cards for the family.

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My bestie's grandmother gave me some old vintage lace trim and I decided that it would be nice to put on a card.  I used a SU stamp and punches.  I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The sentiment is from my all time favorite sentiment stamp set from Impression Obsession.  It has 92 word stamps and you can mix and match words for any occasion.  If I didn't have the right sentiment to go on a card, this stamp set saved me!


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This one is for Grandpa so I made it blue.  Still a bit feminine, but at least it's not pink!  I  water colored (tried!) an old SU stamp and used Accent Essentials to create a stretched scallop to fit it in.  Some black satin ribbon and the same sentiment completes it.

The first card was entered into the Clear It Out Challenge
The second card was entered into the My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge

'Till next time!

6 comments:

Brenda said...

So sorry for your loss, your cards are lovely. Love the vintage lace! Thanks for stopping by my blog. hugs, Bren

Jemima's Jems said...

Really sorry to read your sad news.

2 beautiful cards,love the lace and embossing on the first one.

Thank you for joining us at MMCS

JJ
xx

Faye said...

These are lovely, the colours are just spot on too. Thanks for playing at MMCS. x

Rachel B said...

Beautiful CAS cards. Love the ribbon and trim. So lovely, Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

Roxann said...

Beautiful sympathy cards, Cely! Love them both.

ThePurplePlace said...

I'm sure they will be deeply touched by these stunning cards! They are both so elegant and perfect for cards that are always so hard to make.

:)

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